The study investigated the origins of the ability to recognize faces despite rotations in depth. Four experiments are reported that tested, using the habituation technique, whether 1-to-3-day-old infants are able to recognize the invariant aspects of a face over changes in viewpoint. Newborns failed to recognize facial perceptual invariances between profile and full-face poses (Experiment 1), and profile and 3/4 poses (Experiment 3). Conversely, newborns recognized the identity of a face through full-face and 3/4 poses (Experiment 2). This result cannot be explained as a consequence of newborns’ inability to discriminate between the full-face and 3/4 points of view (Experiment 4). Overall, evidence was provided that newborns are able to derive a representation of an unfamiliar face that is resilient to a certain degree of rotation in depth, from full-face to 3/4 and vice versa.
Turati, C., Bulf, H.S., & Simion, F. (2008). Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint. COGNITION, 106(3), 1300-1321 [10.1016/j.cognition.2007.06.005].
|Citazione:||Turati, C., Bulf, H.S., & Simion, F. (2008). Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint. COGNITION, 106(3), 1300-1321 [10.1016/j.cognition.2007.06.005].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint|
|Autori:||Turati, C; Bulf, HS; Simion, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2007.06.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|